Summary: The greatest weapon that we have in the war against the enemy is God himself and when we unite our faith with His Love for us, everything becomes subject to what God wants to do for and in our lives!
Psalms 68:1-3 NKJ
Let God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
2 As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Is their anyone here this morning, who has a need in their life? And your feeling like your in the fight of your life? You've done all you know to do to no avail. And now you're just tired of fighting! Let me ask your question, why are you the one doing the fighting?
“Who can ever forget Winston Churchill’s immortal words: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills." It sounds exactly like our family vacation.” (Robert Orben)
How many of you grew up with siblings? Fighting probably never happened at your house did it?
The passage of scripture we read just a moment ago, describes the children of Israel. They have been through a lot. They had been through slavery, they had been wondering in the desert for forty years, they had been doing it all or so they thought!
But by this time, we read through the authors words. That they had come to realize that all their efforts had been wasted energy! When they stood still and let God do the fighting for them, the battle was so much easier! And for that, they were thankful!
The MSG says it like this;
Up with God! Down with his enemies!
Adversaries, run for the hills!
Gone like a puff of smoke, like a blob of wax in the fire—
one look at God and the wicked vanish.
When the righteous see God in action
they’ll laugh, they’ll sing,
they’ll laugh and sing for joy.
Sing hymns to God; all heaven, sing out;
clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider.
Enjoy God, cheer when you see him!
There is nothing that god can’t do, everything is possible for him who believes, in the God of the impossible. Amen? Amen!
Why does human nature say amen with one breathe and we got to keep fighting with the next? What ought to follow amen is, Let God arise and Let His enemies be scattered! When the righteous see God in action, they’ll laugh, they’ll sing, they’ll laugh and sing for joy.
Why? Because they know with God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!! The greatest weapon that we have in the war against not only the enemy, but with everything we will ever face, is God himself! He’s the one who makes all things possible!!
Reliance on self we like to think, will get the job done….I mean after all, it’s a lets gitter done mindset in the world out there!
But when your faced with a battle and a mountain gets dumped on your front door step. It doesn’t take long to say, “lets get God to gitter done”! Amen? Amen!
And the longer a person takes to make that realization, the longer their fighting a needless battle!
And when He does get it done for us, we should always be quick to give Him all the Glory for His miraculous Help in our time of need.
Far too many always want to say when the dust has cleared from the battle, look what I have done. Look what I have done, should be forever wiped from our vocabulary, replaced by “look what God has done, is doing and continues to do, to God be all the Glory!”
2 Chronicles 20:1-4 MSG.
1-2. Some time later the Moabites and Ammonites, accompanied by Meunites, joined forces to make war on Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat received this intelligence report: “A huge force is on its way from beyond the Dead Sea to fight you. There’s no time to waste—they’re already at Hazazon Tamar, the oasis of En Gedi.”
3-4. Shaken, Jehoshaphat prayed. He went to God for help and ordered a nationwide fast. The country of Judah united in seeking God’s help—they came from all the cities of Judah to pray to God.
Sometimes, what’s happening to us and what’s going on around us, will shake us up.
That's when we can’t be moved by our circumstances! Because as much as were moved by them, God is not moved by them!
What we should be moved by, is how much bigger He is than they are! It's only then, that we are able to realize this powerful truth.
When we are willing to Believe and put our faith and trust in God! Our circumstances become His circumstances, Our battles become His battles and we don’t have to fight our way to victory!